The Sports, Academic, Fine Arts and Enrichment Fund (SAFE) provides financial assistance to at-risk/low income students who want to participate in school sponsored co-curricular and/or extra-curricular activities (not funded by the District), but otherwise could not due to financial constraints of their family/parents/guardians. In 2021, SAFE is underwritten by GreenState Credit Union.
To enrich student’s lives and positively impact their educational experience though participation in school-sponsored co-curricular and extra curricular activities.
Increase the number of at-risk students participating in activities.
Remove financial barriers related to program fees, equipment needs, and transportation costs.
A confidential request process on behalf of students may be done by Cedar Rapids Community School District employees such as teachers, coaches, counselors, facilitators, or principals. Application is found below.
Funds can be applied towards but are not limited to:
Sports: equipment and uniform needs, activity fees, costs to travel to away games, etc.
Academics: tuition or transportation costs associated with Discover Summer School, Academic Decathlon, or other academic programs/projects
Fine Arts: participation fees and/or performance attire for show choir, marching band, visual arts, lessons, etc.
Enrichment: participation fees and/or equipment needs for school/CRCSD sponsored activities such as LEGO League, Future City, LetMeRun, State Speech, etc.
CLICK THIS LINK TO APPLY: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41527-Cedar-Rapids-Community-Schools-Foundation
The SAFE Program is funded in part by the Terry L. Smith Endowed Fund.